as an old user of user-mode-linux I'd like to make a small contribution
to this great peace of software.
My network topology asked for an extension of the classic uml_switch
program because I wanted to connect to uml_switches running on two
different hosts to provide one virtual network to all connected
The result is here:
If someone thinks this is a useful extension, then please encourage me
to make another announcement on http://www.usermodelinux.org.
P.S.: I do actually use the uml_switch2 program, but my configuration
differs from the one I explained abobe: I have two computers. One is
more powerful and is the host of some user-mode-linux instances. They
share a virtual network with not connection to the host, but an tunnel
to the firewall,. The firewall runs the other uml_switch2 instance, with
the tunnel and an tap-device configured. This way my firewall rules got
a little bit simpler...
From: David Coulson <david@da...> - 2002-12-11 01:23:06
Felix Müri wrote:
> My network topology asked for an extension of the classic uml_switch
> program because I wanted to connect to uml_switches running on two
> different hosts to provide one virtual network to all connected
> user-mode-linux instances.
I do that with the regular uml_switch. I just bridge the tap device used
by it onto either my network, or onto a tap device used by a tunnel
(vtun, openvpn, etc). Works quite happily.
David Coulson email: d@...
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